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Puerto del Cubillo (Normal Route)

 
Puerto del Cubillo (Normal Route)

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Location: Cuenca, Spain, Europe

Lat/Lon: 40.33488°N / 1.75709°W

Object Title: Puerto del Cubillo (Normal Route)

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Route Type: Hiking

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: Walk-up

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Page By: eza

Created/Edited: Apr 15, 2012 / Apr 15, 2012

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Overview

This normal route is just a walk-up, apt for hikers in itself and not needing any climbing skills. The relative isolation of Mogorrita might give some trouble to reach the trailhead, but the route shouldn't in normal conditions. At first you'll be able to follow a dirt road and after that the summit will be reached using a wide open strip in the forest.

Getting There

The closer airports are placed at Madrid (174 km away from Cuenca) and Zaragoza (181 km to Teruel). Both are linked by good highways to Cuenca and Teruel.
Once you reach Teruel, you will need to take road A-1512 towards Albarracín, cross the tunnel under the village and keep going towards Frías de Albarracín (road A-1703 at first, changing to A-1704 after 9 km). From that point on, it’s an additional 29 km (approximately) driving towards the col (Puerto del Cubillo) where the province limit of Cuenca stands. A couple of turns ahead (see picture), a dirt road starts on your right hand side just in front of a small white building. There’s a good space there to park your vehicle.
Coming in from Cuenca, the road to follow is CM-2105 towards Uña and Tragacete, following the bank of river Júcar. Turn right 5 kilometers before Tragacete, for a short climb to the Puerto del Cubillo and the trailhead (via road CM-2119)

Route Description

 
Mogorrita normal route
A bird's eye view of the route

Leave your vehicle at the indicated spot (see the coordinates in the heading of this route), where a dirt road starts across the road from a low white building. Follow the dirt road, northwest, for about 1200-1300 meters until it comes out of the forest to meet a wide open strip under the summit of Mogorrita. You could also go across the forest on the left side of the track, but it's not really necessary.
Once you find the open strip in the forest (actually, an old ski run of a projected ski resort), just climb it straight ahead. It's the easier way to go up and reach the base of the rocky upper part of the mountain. Once you get there, the best choice is to turn right across the forest (cairns marking the access to a path) and follow the winding path up to the rocky area around the summit.

For the way down, the easiest decision is to follow your steps backwards. But there's also another possibility (see track): to follow the rocky ridge southeast and get back to the forest using some easy rocky ledges. This idea might be risky if the ridge is wet, in such a case it's wiser to come down along the previously described path.

Essential Gear

Nothing is really essential for this route. Just use your head, check the weather predictions as you usually do and bring a pair of good boots and a backpack with some warm clothing just in case.

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MogorritaPine forestAlmost at the summitMogorritaMogorritaMogorrita normal route